hope you all having a great day so far...
At this time of the year I noticed many EPZers upload spring snaps, mountains, valleys and butterflies.
I thought to show how our spring looks, here in UAE. Though it might not look great, however, do believe me that the view is breathtaking, specially if you visit this place in Jan. and Feb. when valleys are filled with flowing rain waters. It used to be our regular picnic site that as family we were visiting. And we were always lead by our late father during these 150 Km. drive trip.
I headed to that area since I was visiting some clients to market our new product from TEREX. Fortunately or unfortunately the 900-1500 m mountains are being exploded with dynamites part by part and turned to semi-powders and being shipped to Qatar and other places for a 0.4 cents per TON! Though, somehow I found some opportunities for my new product, morally I was hurt inside that they are flattening this beautiful mountainous, full of valleys environment.
I will add some links here to help you better visualize what is happening in this area:
You can Google "Quarry in Fujaira" as well
Residents complains reaches a local newspaper
A resident of a village is complaining about cracks became visible in their wall after explosives that were being used for quarrying in near by (2km)
(This old man might not look handsome and cool, but he has a soul and feeling just like everyone else)
I don't know, to me it just didn't feel alright to use explosives and throwing muds in the air, polluting the atmosphere and vanishing the mountains. Unfortunately nobody monitors and complains. I remember the news regarding that tree in Germany that the government had planned to remove, how the environmentalists reacted comparing to what is being done here without any watchdogs and monitoring...
Don't even bother to know that this image is a panorama of 4 and a bit of more touchings here and there, it doesn't matter...
Landscape and travel
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